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The WNHS Girls Wrestling team takes a team photo. This is the first all-girls team photo taken for wrestling.
Westerville North girls will wrestle in their own state tournament this year
Kat Kojis (Junior), Reporter • December 9, 2022

Westerville North High School (WNHS) will have its first all-girls wrestling team this season. This year, they have 11 girls on the team, the most they have ever had. The...

A graphic showing a common way to get concussions. Concussions can be very dangerous.
Concussion protocol in 2022: What is it?
Dillon Hittle (Senior), Reporter • November 3, 2022

  According to HCA Florida Healthcare, 1.1 - 1.9 million children get concussions every year. The majority of them go undiagnosed, leaving those children susceptible to...

A student takes a picture of the Week 4 Bengals and Dolphins game. It was in this game where Tua was injured.
Tua Tagovailoa’s injury sparks discussion around NFL’s concussion protocol
Dillon Hittle, Reporter • October 26, 2022

   On Sunday, Sept. 15, the Miami Dolphins hosted the Buffalo Bills in Week Three of the regular season matchup. The game ended with the Dolphins winning by a score of 21-19....

Aiden Montgomery (11) and Kasen Knapp (11) prepare for a preseason scrimmage against the Mavericks U16 Pre-Post team. Montgomery and Knapp played together with the Warcats last season as well.
Warcats debut new prep team
Theodore Garrett (Junior) September 28, 2022

The Warcats Hockey Club prep team, a new addition to the hockey organization, started their 2022-2023 season with a debut scrimmage against the Pickerington Prowlers Junior...

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In response to the skyrocketed demand for true crime entertainment, Zac Efron and Evan Peters take the roles as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile and Dahmer, respectively.
Killer Obsessions: Is it moral to be intrigued by murderous men?
Emma Blanchong (Senior), Reporter • December 14, 2022

Everyday Olivia Shutler (12) scrolls through countless TikToks, documentaries, and podcasts, seeking the newest, most mind boggling piece of true crime that can be explored.     “The...

A gift table at a Movember event in Columbus Ohio. Movember is dedicated to bringing attention to mens mental and physical health.
Men of Movember
Dillon Hittle (Senior), Reporter • December 7, 2022

 Males all around the country wake up in the morning, start a pot of coffee, get their razors out, and shave their faces. But during November, things change. Men all around...

A student takes a picture of the fall foliage while on a college tour. Fall colors can boost mood and provide good mental health benefits.
Sweater weather brings better benefits
Hailey Tessman (Junior), Copy Editor • October 26, 2022

The sun is baking the pavement, making it too hot to touch. The bright green leaves on the full trees are swaying in the wind; there’s not a cloud in the sky. But then,...

Dillon Hittle (12) teaches The Odyssey staff how to change a tire during period 6/7 in the North parking lot. There is no class that teaches this skill, so Dillon took the initiative.
Life skills open the door to the real world
Kat Kojis, Reporter • October 24, 2022

  High school is very different from the real world. Students have grown up with the ability to rely on others, but when they graduate, they are thrown directly into independent...

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Many Americans believe that football is a better sport than hockey, but frankly, it is the opposite.
Opinion: Hockey or football?
Dillon Hittle (Senior), Reporter • November 4, 2022

  Football is the most watched sport in America, but is it really the best? On average, a football player plays a total of 11 minutes on average. Yes, there are four, fifteen-minute...

Editorial Art
Editorial Art
May 20, 2022

This piece of editorial artwork was posted merely hours before the horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts go out to the friends, families, and communities affected...

The baseball seniors play at Myrtle Beach over spring break. Girls soccer seniors before the season started in the fall of 2021
Leaving a legacy
Cori Bohan (Junior), Sports Editor • April 20, 2022

   For some, it feels like just yesterday they stepped into Westerville North High School (WNHS) as freshmen, for others, graduation has been a longtime coming. Yet one...

Incarceration rates have shown to be disproportionate towards POC, especially in the US. Many public figures have shed light on this issue in recent years.
Mercy is just not enough
Brittany Abston (Senior), Photography Editor • March 4, 2022

 Over the last four decades, the United States (U.S.) has witnessed an extreme increase in incarcerated citizens. Due to strict sentencing policies set in place during the...

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